Move over, hair gel!
With nostalgia getting the best out of everyone, a rather old-fashioned hair styling product has seen its rise back into its rightful and most honorable spot.
The mighty pomade is any person’s slickest way to look their best. Since it’s been quite a while before people got back into using it, several questions arose from time to time regarding its general application and use.
So here’s our quick little guide to everything pomade that you should know!
How to apply pomade
It’s fairly easy. This is how to use hair pomade: first, make sure the hair is dry and clean. Second, work with a dime-sized amount of product, applying from the tip to the roots. Adding more product is optional, as it provides better hold and sheen. Lastly, finish it off by styling it in any desired form!
What is pomade best for?
Pomade is best for hairstyles that look good when it’s shiny. Another great application of the product would be hairstyles that require some intricacy that needs to defy gravity.
How much pomade to use?
The default amount for the average length of hair would be having a dime’s worth of the product. Feel free to apply liberally afterward as needed.
How to get pomade out of hair
Water-based pomade can be removed with a quick rinse. On the other hand, oil or wax-based pomades may take several shampooing sessions before the product completely lets your hair be free.
How to style hair with pomade
The best way would be to choose a pomade with the sheen and hold of one’s liking. After that, apply it from tip to root, then have the hair be slicked or spiked accordingly.
How often to use pomade
It’s not that healthy for the hair to have it on almost every day. What’s advisable is to apply it every other day or every other two days. Make sure to always rinse it off well from the hair as the wax tends to clog hair follicles and may cause acne or dandruff in the long run.
Do you use pomade on wet or dry hair?
As mentioned in the brief how to use hair pomade part earlier, the best hair state to add pomade to would be dry hair or damp to borderline dry hair.
How to use pomade for long hair
When using pomade for long hair, it is highly recommended to keep it slick by tightening it well with ponytails. Make use of a pomade with a medium to strong hold that would keep it intact, maintaining a neat and slick look throughout the day.
How to use pomade for waves
Waves require a bit more work. However, when done right, it gives impressive results. The trick is to get a strong holding pomade, a medium hardness brush, and a durag to make sure the waves stay intact. Apply accordingly and have fun with it!
How to use pomade curly hair
The nature of curly hair to become unruly would require its owner to procure water-based pomades with a strong hold. Apply the pomade liberally, then style it as one would please. It would definitely require a lot of work following the curves and all, but that’s the price you pay for beauty!
How to use styling pomade
Styling a pomade would act the same much like any other types of pomade, so use it as you would a normal pomade. The only difference that it offers to the table is its ability to bring out intricate hairstyles, but it would work like regular wax or water-based pomades.
Is pomade good for hair?
Pomade does not harm the hair as long as it’s used moderately and rinsed off well after every application.
How to apply oil-based pomade
Have a dime-sized piece of the product on the hand, then clap it to the other and spread it a bit. When that’s done, massage it to the hair, from the root to the tip, to make up for an even finish.
Is it OK to leave pomade in your hair overnight?
It’s pretty normal and not that dangerous, as long as one would make sure to rinse it off well the day after.
How to make strong hold pomade
Homemade recipes usually rely on beeswax for that great sheen with a firm hold that gets the job done. Don’t hesitate to try it!
Can I use pomade every day?
One technically could, but it would require you to wash it off every night so as not to fill one’s hair with grease and clog up the hair follicles.
Can I use pomade on wet hair?
No. Rarely would a pomade product require to lather it onto the hair when wet, as it’s best applied on damp or dry hair. Adding pomade to wet hair would dilute the product and make it hard for it to be applied and get stuck on the hair.
How to get rid of pomade in your hair
There are many ways to do this, but if the pomade is tough and stuck on the hair and it desperately needs to get it out, your best bet would be a good lather and rinse using dish soap.
When should you put pomade on your hair?
The use of pomade is rooted in the person’s need to look slick and dapper, or when a particular hairstyle is needed to be achieved without having the hair look too hard or too matte.
How often should I put pomade on my hair?
The healthiest amount of application would be once every other day or once every two days.
How to apply pomade on straight hair
Have some product on the hands, massage it to the hair from the tip to the scalp, and then style accordingly. That’s how easy it is!
How to use pomade on women’s short hair
To get that slick look, use a bit more pomade than usual, apply it as you would usually, and make use of a brush or comb to get a hairstyle that makes it seem as if the hair is well-mannered and very manageable. Otherwise, a spiky rendition can be made use of, playing with the tips and having some shorter layers sway away from the face.
How to style thick men’s hair
Styling thick men’s hair does not differ from how one would thin hair. The only thing to note here is that since there is more hair, more product is needed to achieve the desired look or style.
What is the best pomade?
After trying almost every known and commercially available pomade out there, the best one that gets the job done is the Reuzel Red Strong Hold Pomade. It provides a great shine, and it’s easy to use!